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Teachers Versus the Public

Teachers Versus the Public: What Americans Think about Schools and How to Fix Them

Paul E. Peterson, Michael Henderson and Martin R. West

(Brookings Institution Press, 2014)

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A comprehensive exploration of 21st Century school politics, Teachers versus the Public offers the first comparison of the education policy views of both teachers and the public as a whole, and reveals a deep, broad divide between the opinions held by citizens and those who teach in the public schools.


Book Review: When teachers and the public disagree
The Washington Times, May 22, 2014

Video: Steps to improving the U.S. education system
Fox Business, May 15, 2014

Notables and Quotables: Teachers vs. the Public
Wall Street Journal, April 28, 2014

Watch out for teachers
Politico, April 28, 2014

Book Review: Teachers Versus the Public
Education News, April 14, 2014



Teachers Versus the Public: Discussion
April 29, 2014

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Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and Harvard University’s Program on Education Policy and Governance held a discussion on education policy and the release of the book Teachers Versus the Public.

Paul E. Peterson: Ph.D; Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Government, Harvard University
Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution; Editor-in-Chief, Education Next
Chris Cerf: Chief Executive Officer, Amplify Insight
Lily Eskelsen García: Vice President, National Education Association (NEA)
Joe Williams: Executive Director, Democrats for Education Reform


Paul E. Peterson
Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Government, Harvard University
Director, Program on Education Policy and Government
Editor-in-Chief, Education Next
Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution


Michael Henderson
Assistant Professor of Research, PPRL Research Director, Manship School of Mass Communication, Louisiana State University.

Martin R. West

Associate Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, Brown Center on Education Policy